San Francisco Market Report


Britain’s June vote to exit the EU has already had an impact on the market in the US, including here in San Francisco. Mortgage rates have dropped almost a quarter of a percent, making the monthly payments on our pricey housing slightly more affordable. The result is that it will support continuing increases in sales … Continue reading San Francisco Market Report

Ask Us: Type Of License Needed To Be A Property Manager In California?


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer: To folks reading this blog: In California, do you need a real estate broker’s license in order to be property manager? Or just a real estate agent’s license? Or no license needed? Thanks. David David, As far as we know, and you’ll want to consult … Continue reading Ask Us: Type Of License Needed To Be A Property Manager In California?

Can I Get Some Comps To Support My Fight To Lower My Assessed Value (& Property Taxes)


The pennies keep piling up for reader requests to us for help on reducing property taxes and providing comps to support such claims, so we’ll go ahead and print a couple of the latest and the new boiler plate reply we’ll be sending along: Hi – I was wondering you could point me in the … Continue reading Can I Get Some Comps To Support My Fight To Lower My Assessed Value (& Property Taxes)

Ask Us: Does Blogging Work For Real Estate?


Where readers ask, and we try to answer: Hello Alex, I came across theFrontSteps today while researching local real estate blogs. My mother is an agent in NJ and she came to me about advice on creating a blog and testing other social media channels to help her business. I figured I’d research what others … Continue reading Ask Us: Does Blogging Work For Real Estate?

Ask Us: St. Regis Wealth, The Question From Left Field…or Maybe Afghanistan


In this little “Ask Us” segment we typically field the standard, “I’m buying a house, I need your help” type question, but this one that came across our email recently is quite extraordinary, if not bordering on spam, but somehow, we think it’s legit: Good afternoon, I know you are probably busy but it would … Continue reading Ask Us: St. Regis Wealth, The Question From Left Field…or Maybe Afghanistan

Ask Us: Income Property, Foreclosures, Short Sales, Rent Control & Impatient Realtors All In One!


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer: Dear tFS, I have been following your newsletters for awhile, now that my husband and I are considering investing in an income property, we are coming to you for advice. A friend of ours has referred an real estate agent and we have worked with … Continue reading Ask Us: Income Property, Foreclosures, Short Sales, Rent Control & Impatient Realtors All In One!